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Othmar "Ott" Schroeder

Born: Fri., Jul. 13, 1923
Died: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

Scripture Service

1:30 PM Thu., Jan. 02, 2020
Location: Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Columbus Grove


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 02, 2020
Location: Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Columbus Grove

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Fri., Jan. 03, 2020
Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church

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Othmar “Ott” Schroeder

   COLUMBUS GROVE – Othmar “Ott” Schroeder, 96, of Columbus Grove died 7:20 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Meadows of Kalida.  He was born July 13, 1923 in Glandorf to the late Joseph and Philomena “Minnie” (Niese) Schroeder.  On April 28, 1949 he married Marcella “Sally” Stechschulte, who preceded him in death on August 19, 2003.

   Ott is survived by 10 children:  Judy (Mike) Niese of Glandorf, Beverly (Bob) Baxter of Columbus Grove, Dale (Jan) Schroeder of Kalida, Diane (Mark) White of Grand Island, NY, Connie (Jerry) Dickman of Columbus Grove, Edward (Joni) Schroeder of Columbus Grove, Bruce (Sue) Schroeder of Whitehouse, Roy (Vicki) Schroeder of Columbus Grove, Marsha (Jeff) Ward of Worthington, and Amy (Mark) Edelbrock of Columbus Grove; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters-in-law:  Jean Schroeder and Mary Margaret Schroeder.

   He is preceded in death by a son: Alan “Butch” Schroeder; 1 grandchild:  Nick Schroeder; 4 sisters:  Teresa (Len) Schroeder, Cecilia (Victor) Schroeder, Veronica “Fron” (Carl) Langhals and Clara (John) Langhals; and 4 brothers:  Alphonse (Emma) Schroeder, Joseph (Cecelia) Schroeder, Paul Schroeder and Fred Schroeder.

   Ott was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Columbus Grove and had been on the Parish Council.  He had been a lifelong farmer, raising sugar beets and tomatoes.  He had been a member of both the Sugar Beet Board and the Buckeye Sugar Growers Board.  He also had an egg route and fixed sewing machines.  He was a member of the Columbus Grove K of C.  He spent many afternoons playing solo at the Ottawa Eagles. 

   He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Sally, especially for her business, Sally’s Fabrics.  He spent many years caring for his beloved wife while she was in the nursing home.

   The funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father David Ritchie officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, LLC, Columbus Grove where a scripture service will be held at 1:30 p.m.

   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s School or to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfhatgrove.com.

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Joe & Ruth Gerdeman
   Posted Mon December 30, 2019
We send our prayers and deepest sympathy to all of the Schroeder Family.

wilma schroeder
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
Dear Schroeder Cousins,
My sincere condolences and prayers for your peace. Your Dad was and still is a beautiful soul, and his light will shine on all of us and will heal our grief at his passing. Till we all meet again...
Love, Wilma

Loleta TolliverRogers
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020


Bruce and Sue, We are deeply sorry for your loss. He will stay with you forever in your heart and memories. Sincerely, Bobby & Loleta Rogers

Gloria Ellerbrock
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
Connie and family- you have our most sincere condolences for your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With love, Gloria Ellerbrock and family

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